Help assigning new boot drive to existing raid

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by johnsosn, Jan 29, 2017.

  1. johnsosn macrumors member

    Apr 24, 2009

    I wonder if anyone can help or point me in the right direction for help?

    I have a mac pro 3.1 with an sad boot drive and two (non sad) drives in raid for all my storage. the boot drive (intel) has failed.

    Can anyone guide me on how I can setup a new boot drive and connect it to the existing raid without losing data?

    any help appreciated.
  2. h9826790 macrumors G4


    Apr 3, 2014
    Hong Kong
    I assume you mean SSD but not "sad".

    Anyway, there are few options, e.g. install OS to you current RAID. unless your RAID is maintain by your bootable SSD (e.g. By a 3rd party software that installed on your SSD), the installation disc should able to recognise it and won't erase any data.

    A safer method is to put in a new SSD / HDD, install new OS on to that drive and then continue to use your RAID array.
  3. orph macrumors 65816

    Dec 12, 2005
    is your data backed up?

    what is a sad boot drive? (ssd?)

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